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Man's home is his castle, says judge.

AN Englishman's home is his castle - except when two thugs storm in to demand petty cash, a top judge said.

Mr Justice Keith told London's Appeal Court Leon Robert Ashley Higgins violated the sanctuary of a man's home in Blakenhall when he and an accomplice burst in after midnight.

"If there is anywhere someone should feel safe it is in his own home," said the judge, who added: "A man's home is his castle".

Neil Bough was awoken when Higgins, 33, and an accomplice came to his door and demanded Mr Bough repay a debt of PS20, before grabbing him in a headlock while his accomplice pummelled him in the face.

Higgins, of Stockton Court, Coseley, was caged for 14 months in March after admitting assault. Mr Justice Keith said that, despite the violent invasion, the sentence imposed took insufficient account of Higgins' guilty plea. The jail term was slashed from 14 to 10 months, of which Higgins will serve half before qualifying for release.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Jun 7, 2013
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